SNL: Benedict Cumberbatch And Chicago Cubs Players Are Strippers To Die For

To help promote the release of Marvel's Doctor Strange — which is currently on pace to exceed expectations with an $81 million to $83 million opening weekend — Benedict Cumberbatch hosted Saturday Night Live, and for one strangely sexy sketch, titled "Surprise Bachelorette," the 40-year-old English actor was joined by three members of the 2016 World Series champion Chicago Cubs: first baseman Anthony Rizzo, now-retired catcher David Ross, and outfielder Dexter Fowler.

Those four, along with cast member Mikey Day, play exotic dancers. The sketch begins with a surprise bachelorette party being thrown for an 83-year-old grandmother (Aidy Bryant) who is about to get remarried. The shock causes her to have a heart attack, though nobody realizes it, and by the time she is escorted to a nearby chair, she dies. And again, nobody notices. Taking a page from the classic 1989 comedy Weekend at Bernies, one family member puts sunglasses on Grammy, making her appear — unbeknownst to everyone — as though she is still alive.

Cumberbatch and Day, who play strippers dressed as construction workers, then come out and give Grammy a "fun sandwich," grinding their butts and crotches against her lifeless face. During one hilariously cringe-worthy moment, a cherry is placed upon Grammy's whipped cream-covered tongue and Cumberbatch eagerly retrieves it with his mouth. At the very end, because Grammy is their 1000th customer, her dead body gets a free dance from Rizzo, Ross, and Fowler. Go, Cubs, go!


From Marvel comes DOCTOR STRANGE, the story of world-famous neurosurgeon Dr. Stephen Strange whose life changes forever after a horrific car accident robs him of the use of his hands. When traditional medicine fails him, he is forced to look for healing, and hope, in an unlikely place – a mysterious enclave known as Kamar-Taj. He quickly learns that this is not just a center for healing but also the front line of a battle against unseen dark forces bent on destroying our reality. Before long Strange – armed with newly acquired magical powers – is forced to choose whether to return to his life of fortune and status or leave it all behind to defend the world as the most powerful sorcerer in existence. Join Strange on his dangerous, mystifying, and totally mind-bending journey.

The cast features Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, Star Into Darkness, The Imitation Game), Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Rachel McAdams (Sherlock Holmes), Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale), and Tilda Swinton (The Grand Budapest Hotel).

The film is directed by Scott Derrickson (Sinister) and written by Derrickson, Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), and C. Robert Cargill (Sinister).


Marvel's Doctor Strange is produced by Kevin Feige with Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Charles Newirth, Stephen Broussard and Stan Lee serving as executive producers.

Marvel's Doctor Strange is now casting a spell on audiences everywhere!